If your skin looks dull and dry right now, it may just be waking up from the cold and gloomy days of winter. Now is the time to freshen it up for spring season. The first step is moisturizing. The importance of a high-quality moisturizer to your skin can never be emphasized enough. Hydration keeps the skin from getting dry, flaky, cracked, itchy, and irritated and prevents bleeding, infections, and inflammation. While drinking plenty of water is important to hydrate the body, a moisturizer is vital to keep the epidermis, the top layer of skin, hydrated, smooth, and supple. Heading … Continue reading
Winter is not exactly kind to our skin. In fact, it is a time when our skin suffers the worst form of damage with excess dryness and increased UV exposure. The lack of humidity in the air dries the skin, making it itchy, red and flaky, and even causing cracking and bleeding. Plus, most people are more lax with sunscreen because it is “winter” however, the damaging UV rays are still present and are more intense in areas with snow to reflect them back to your skin. Needless to say, this leads to long-term damage. However, it is within our … Continue reading
You may spend a lot of time and money on expensive creams and lotions from the department store or online to maintain a young and fresh complexion. Despite all your best efforts, your skin may still look tired, sallow and dull. It may be plagued with acne and other scars, sun spots and pigmentation, freckles, lines and wrinkles. How do you dispel the dullness and get the glow back to your face? Well, it certainly is no cause for despair as laser technology can go a long way in helping the skin become rejuvenated and refreshed. One of the most … Continue reading
Winter is a good time to work on your skin that was damaged by the sun during the hot summer months. It’s now time to undo the damage and get the glow and brightness back. Here are some helpful tips: Use a good cleanser to get the dust, dirt and pollution particles off the skin, and open clogged pores. An exfoliator (a scrub or a light laser treatment like Clear and Brilliantl) can remove the outer layer of skin comprising dead cells, and the dullness from the skin. Special products like serums and moisturizers which ‘brighten the skin’ work by … Continue reading
Winter is never kind to our skin. It makes the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, dry, cracked and wrinkled. The skin, especially on the hands, gets irritated, while facial skin can redden, peel and flake. It is a minor inconvenience for some, but others could experience cracked, itchy, painful and even bleeding skin. If you want to prevent the harsh effects of winter, there are ways to overcome the situation and successfully protect the skin from the cold, dryness and low humidity. Protecting exposed parts of the body from the harsh weather is priority number one. Keeping the face and … Continue reading
Sometimes we wish we could go back to the days where we had glowing skin and when we looked youthful. Even though it’s not entirely impossible to turn back the clock on your skin, the heavy surgical procedures are not always desired. Now we have non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to get a youthful appearance by minimizing signs of aging. Jeuveau is a new FDA approved botulinum toxin injectable which is used to reduce glabellar lines (the 11 lines) that cause aging wrinkles. The injectable works by relaxing the facial muscles so they contract less forcefully. By improving the wrinkles, your … Continue reading
The signs of aging reflect through your skin as wrinkles, sunken features, and dark spots. Our routines change, our skin ages with time, and the conditions we expose it to also change. Unprotected sun exposure is one of the most damaging environmental factors that causes your skin to rapidly lose collagen and elastin fibers that normally help support your tissues. Proper nutrition and hydration help to maintain healthy skin, but when it comes to preserving it and protecting it from external elements, Skincare products play a major role. Most people are reluctant to wear sunscreen due to the irritation that … Continue reading
The highest incidences of cancer in the USA occur in the skin. Estimates are that one out of five Americans will fall victim to skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) says 9,500 cases of skin cancer are reported in the US every day. Melanoma is responsible for the most number of skin cancer deaths with almost 20 deaths reported daily. It is estimated that 7,230 people: 4,740 men, and 2,490 women, will die of melanoma this year. These facts are disturbing, however, most skin cancers can be cured if detected early and treated properly. Warning signs include … Continue reading
For anyone considering beating the signs of aging without taking the drastic step of going under the knife, injectable neurotoxins are a good solution. They temporarily minimize the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles on the face, and bring the skin a firmer, youthful look. The newest such neuromodulator on the market, which can effectively get rid of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), is Jeuveau. The innovative cosmetic solution to aging received FDA approval in February 2019 for the treatment of facial wrinkles, and has been making waves among dermatology circles since then. Jeuveau creates … Continue reading
When we are young, we have soft, smooth and glowing skin with an even tone and well-defined features. As we age, dark spots, lines and wrinkles appear on our skin, which also takes on a leathery texture, a dull and sagging look, with sunken features; the reason being the breakdown of essential proteins in our skin like collagen and elastin fibers. Although our personal skin care regimes may help to some extent, there is nothing like some professional help to get the glow and smoothness back! Whether you are considering an in-office procedure like laser treatment, Botox or fillers, or … Continue reading
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Amanda Lloyd has expertise ranging from cosmetic to cancerous. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree and Dermatology residency, she established the Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA. She is an authority on cosmetic dermatology and injectables, laser therapies, venous disease treatments and skin cancer surgery with cosmetic reconstruction. Additional training with Mohs Surgery and cosmetic dermatology fellowship, many published articles and textbook chapters have enhanced her profile.
Dr. Lloyd’s well-rounded approach to skin care, health, and appearance and membership in many dermatology associations have gained her respect among peers. She regularly lectures her peers at the dermatologic national meetings.
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